Partner in the law firm of Travieso Evans Hughes Arria Rengel & Paz in Caracas, with an office in New York City.
Born in New York, he is a graduate of Yale College, Yale Law School, and the law school of the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas. He is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and Venezuela.
He is a member of the American, International, and Inter American Bar Associations and of the Association of the Venezuelan American Associations of the United States (New York); and a past President of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is the recipient of Venezuela's decorations Orden Francisco de Miranda (Primera Clase), and Orden al Merito de Trabajo (Primera Clase).
Dr. Hughes specializes in tax, corporate and foreign investment legislation.
He is marred to the former Erika Maier.